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Parkview Huntington prepares for expansion

Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017

Changes are taking shape on the Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) campus in preparation for the construction project that will expand the hospital’s current Rehab and Wellness department and create a wound clinic.

Inside the Rehab and Wellness area, the large plate-glass windows that face east have been covered as a baffle against noise and distraction from construction activity that will take place just beyond them. Outside, utilities are being moved from the rear of the John B. Kay Medical Office Building, where excavation will take place. Weigand Construction has established a path for trucks to travel to move dirt from the site. That path cuts through the parking lot of the Medical Office Building, so hospital leaders created an alternate parking plan to make sure patients and visitors continue to find plenty of parking available.

Many of the day-shift employees are parking off campus and catching a shuttle to the hospital. They don’t have far to go. Just outside campus, about two blocks down 500 North, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened its parking lot to PHH employees.

“Bishop Kevin Hughes and his congregation have been so generous in sharing their parking area with us,” says Juli Johnson, Parkview Huntington Hospital president. “We’ve lost the use of a large number of parking spaces to the construction project, so for a year, we would have been in a bind to accommodate all of our patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers and co-workers, especially on very busy days. The church welcomed us and helped make our expansion plan possible. We are very grateful!”

Johnson says the Parkview Huntington YMCA has also agreed to provide important parking space – for the construction crews. “Ben Davis, executive director of the YMCA didn’t hesitate to offer help,” Johnson continues. “We really appreciate that flexibility and spirit of collaboration.”

Meanwhile, emergency, inpatient and outpatient services continue to be provided as usual, as they will be throughout the duration of the construction project. Free valet parking is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both the hospital main entrance and the entrance to the Medical Office Building.